Friday 8th November, 2013
12:45pm to 1:00pm
Women are increasingly creating tech and web startups, and this is probably the most important untapped economic mechanism of wealth generation. In this panel we will discuss that opportunity. Moderation by Cynthia Hellen
Born and raised in Mexico City, Leticia received a BA in economics and one in international relations from ITAM. In 2008, Leticia founded CREA that trains & advises low-income women micro entrepreneurs in rural & marginalized communities to strengthen & grow their businesses. She is one of the founders of HubDF that provides a unique platform for collaboration for high impact entrepreneurs in Mexico by giving them access to a dynamic workspace and a network of local and global contacts and resources. Leticia was also selected as one of the top social entrepreneurs of the world by Echoing Green in 2008. A few years later Leticia became a Sandbox Network member and an Associate of the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations. She’s currently attending the Graduate Studies Program at Singularity University.
Inês Silva is a young entrepreneur and community builder. Over the past 4 years, Inês has been recognized for her work as a startup facilitator and community builder on a national and international level. In 2012, she co-founded StartupX, a non-profit organization aiming to multiply the impact of entrepreneurs and startups around the world.
To do that, she launched 3 international programs: Startup Pirates, a one-week community driven acceleration program for entrepreneurs in the making currently operating in 17 countries in 3 continents; Startup Exchange Program a mentor driven exchange program designed to scale-up startups, currently helping startups from around the world to come to Europe; and Startup Tour a 3 day program designed to provide access to the best startup ecosystems in the world.
Inês is also involved in the TED community as a TEDx organizer, in the Sandbox Network as an ambassador for Portugal and Global Shapers as a member for Lisbon. Inês is also an alumni from the Singularity University Graduate Studies Program 2013.
Maxine is the Co-Founder of Zady, an ecommerce startup that aims to provide the highest quality products available and connect with the makers who produce them. She is also experienced in running The Bootstrap Project, a nonprofit dedicated to creating a sustainable platform for global crafts resulting in a thoughtfully curated collection of fashion and homeware focused on quality, craftsmanship and, most importantly, supply chain transparency. Zady evolved in reaction to the “fast fashion” epidemic investing in high quality clothes and goods means throwing less away in the long run.
Social entrepreneur @smplctlab | Explorer @socentech | Women and girls' rights activist @nywse's #HowSheDoesIt. Simply passionately curious. bio from Twitter
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